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N.W.T. gov’t. seeks public feedback on environmental framework – CBC

Dec 03, 2021

The N.W.T. gov’t. will be soliciting public comments on Statement of Environmental Values until Feb. 15, 2022

The government of the Northwest Territories is planning to become the second jurisdiction in Canada — after Ontario — to apply a Statement of Environmental Values into government decision-making.

The statement, required under the amended Environmental Rights Act of 2019, will mean that all decisions that might have a significant impact on the environment will be evaluated against a series of seven principles.

They include preventing harm to the environment, fixing it at your own cost if you have harmed it, protecting ecosystems and biological diversity, and ensuring a safe environment for future generations.

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